Lighting your home with a Chandelier

When choosing a chandelier for your space, there is no one right answer. Choosing the right chandelier depends on what type of space you are lighting and what your room’s overall décor theme is – contemporary, rustic, modern or traditional. While there are no actual tips, we can give you a few guidelines to follow when choosing your chandelier.

A chandelier should balance your room – it shouldn’t be too big or too small for your space. Too big and it may become distracting to your room’s overall design, too small and it will get lost and go unnoticed. A quick tip for ensuring that your chandelier is not too big or too small is to simply measure. There should be about 30 inches of space between a chandelier and whatever it hangs over – whether a table or a kitchen island.

As we always like to say at, layer your light. Multiple light sources are extremely important when it comes to lighting with a chandelier. Pair a chandelier with some sconces along the walls and you’re on your way to having a comfortably lit area. Sconces will shoot soft light upward and serve as accent light for your parameter, while your chandelier will serve as your general, ambient lighting. A pair of sconces like these Silver Viva Natura 2 Light Scones along a wall in a space with a elegant chandelier will not only ensure a good balance of light, but it will also accentuate the style of your elegant chandelier.


However you choose to light your space, a balance of light is essential. Too dark or too bright and your light could completely ruin a room’s ambience and style. As Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz said, “Light is the magical ingredient that makes or breaks a space…”

Nan and EJ Mehl

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